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Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1060LJ

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47489


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Purpose of position

The Health, Safety and Environment Manager shall execute the functional responsibilities related to health, safety and environmental areas within the EMEA Distribution Center; supervise the HSE function; be responsible to maintain compliance with all applicable environmental and safety laws; be responsible for the implementation of CORNING’s safety policies, procedures, and methods; be cognizant of the issues and challenges facing the organization and coordinate the strengths, resources, and capabilities to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives; and demonstrate a knowledge-sharing behavior with the overall objective of helping to create and sustain a interdependent work culture and uncompromised commitment to the protection of the employees and the environment.




The Health, Safety and Environment Manager (HSE Manager) will be responsible for the following:



  • Directs and promotes the organization in building and engaging in a proactive and interdependent safety culture.
  • Ensures that the EHS management systems are compliant with EHS policies, guidelines, regulations, applicable standards and instructions
  • Support the organization’s management in setting EHS objectives
  • Managing internal and external audits and certifications related to the EHS Management Systems
  • Manages the EHS Specialist in the implementation of EHS policies and mission
  • Mentors and coaches functional Subject Matter Experts on their safety programs with particular emphasis on warehouse and distribution programs such as material handling, powered industrial vehicles, ergonomics, etc].
  • Serve as EHS subject matter expert and provide information to management about EHS related performance, issues and status of the EHS management systems in regards to effectiveness and compliance
  • Provide recommendations to management for process improvements and decision proposals
  • Manages and reviews site hazard assessments, identifies unsafe acts/conditions or unsafe behaviors, provides support, guidance and recommendations for corrective action to management team
  • Ensures development and delivery of all EHS related training and maintains EHS records in accordance with record retention policy
  • Participates, prepares and presents safety communications in company and customer meetings
  • Manages and creates safety and environmental related documents, policies and procedures for the company
  • Supports emergency response team and emergency preparedness actions for the organization
  • Directs, manages and provides expertise for incident investigations, case management, near misses, environmental and/or equipment damage and reports incidents for the site
  • Ensures allreporting as it related to environmental and safety incidents, near misses, injuries, etc. for the site is completed in a timely manner
  • Manages incident statistical data and safety program data in EHS company Database


Qualification or Skills Required:

  • Minimum 5 years’ practical experience as an EHS Manager developing and implementing EHS programs.
  • Bachelor of Science degree is required. Specialization in Occupational Safety or Health, Safety Engineering, Safety Science, or Environmental Health is preferred.
  • Lead Auditor according to ISO 19011 is preferred
  • Experience with Netherlands and European legislation/regulations applicable for EHS
  • Experience with management systems compliant to standards OHSAS 18001 (or ISO 45001) and ISO 14001
  • Experience performing internal workshop/site audits and EHS management system audits
  • Commitment to working safely. Must have the desire to assist the company in promoting a healthy, incident free workplace.
  • Must be able to communicate with management as well as with employees of all levels in the organization to help ensure clear understanding of company EHS guidelines, rules, policy, and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Gensuite (EHS Database to manage and track EHS programs, incidents, action plans, etc) is preferred
  • Travel within the region is required, with some international (up to 5% for training and special projects)


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Responsibility Sensing - Fulfills commitments. Has established a pattern of working deliberately, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions and the consequences.
  • Planning/ Organizing/ Structuring - Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met. Works goal-oriented, plans his or her time and sticks to those plans. Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished.
  • Judgment & Decision - Investigates all viable options, along with the potential consequences of each, and then makes timely decisions. Can direct a group through this process and does not hesitate to make difficult decisions. Can speed up the decision-making process when time is of the essence, yet can also slow it down when there is time to do so.
  • Problem Solving - Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems. When problems occur, defines those problems, investigates obstacles, gathers relevant information, decides whether solving the problem should be a group decision, generates and analyzes alternate solutions and arrives at a workable solution.
  • Teamwork & Cooperation - Is an effective team player who contributes valuable ideas, opinions and feedback. Communicates in an open and candid manner and can be counted upon to fulfill any commitments made to others on the team. Appreciates and integrates contributions of others.
  • Communication - Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best communication method.  Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.
  • Integrity - Acts in ways that demonstrates personal integrity and serves as a positive example. Leaves others with the clear impression that integrity is a core value at CORNING.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility - Adjusts quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. Discusses change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn new things. Has a similar view and approach to potentially stressful situations. Invests personal energy toward accepting and adapting to change that others use toward resisting or resenting it.


Pay Grade: Grade C 

Employee Referral Amount: €1,000.00